Texas Independence Day Update

Be the number 1836 person to like our page for Texas Independence Day a receive a very special gift that you will be proud to own. The cut off date is Friday, March 1st in order for us to post the name of the winner on facebook. Music, stories, living history, vendors, and even stagecoach rides in Granbury, TX…..March 2nd and March 3rd.860087_160300880789847_559870792_o

Texas Independence Day Update

There is no truer hero of the Alamo era than David Crockett. David Crockett was a, farmer, hunter, marksman, frontiersman, author, and representative to the United States Congress. Born in Greene County, Tennessee on August 17, 1786, Crockett left his mark wherever he traveled. He married Elizabeth Patton in 1815, and forged his way to the point of no return….the Alamo on February 8, 1836. Eye witness accounts place his death inside the Alamo on March 6, 1836. Texas will forever be in debt to the family of David Crockett for his meritorius service on behalf of our state. Help us honor him the week-end of March 2nd and 3rd in Granbury, TX. A special memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 3rd at the gravesite of Mrs. Elizabeth Crockett in ACTON. That service will begin at 1:00 PM.574578_159968320823103_36908177_n

Texas Independence Day Celebration Update

Yesterday we were able to secure the services of the finest stage coach operator in Texas to come share his wonderful coach, along with his team of horses named Nip and Tuck. He will be giving rides, and teaching Texas History by living the role of a stagecoach driver to our children on Texas Independence Day. Come along and take a ride.

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Texas Independence Day Celebration Update

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A rich part of our State’s great history has been captured on canvas by Mr. Burl Washington of Fort Worth, TX. Burl will have his distinct style of painting Texas history on display, and prints for sales during our Texas Independence Day Celebration on March 2nd, and 3rd. Come early………..see alot……..stay late.

Texas Independence Day Celebration Update

A gentile giant of Western music Mr. Billy Cate will be presenting his special style of music on March 2nd at the sound stage located at the County Courthouse for Texas Independence Day. You will want to listen to The Chisolm Trail Cowboy while he is in our town.

Billy Cate
Billy Cate

Texas Independence Day Update

Period Correct Vendors from all around have been invited to participate in this year’s Texas Independence Celebration at Granbury. Bring your kids and grandkids to this special part
the event. They will see, taste, and hear wonderful new/old
experiences like they have never known about all of their lives.
Come early…………………………………………….stay late.

 

Texas Independence Day Parade

One of the major components of this years’ TEXAS Independence Day Celebration will be a period correct parade. The parade will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 2nd around our historic courthouse in downtown Granbury. If you would like to participate in this event please get in touch with Richlon Merrill at (817) 881-5490. He has a wealth of ideas and concepts about this phase of our event. Come early…………………………………………..Stay late.

Festival Entertainment Update

We are pleased to announce that The Baggy Bottom Boys have accepted our invitation to present their special style of music during the Sunday, March 3rd activities for TEXAS Independence Day here in Granbury, TX. Come enjoy this special musical group on Sunday at the Historic Square in downtown Granbury.
Come early………………………………………..………Stay late

Festival Entertainment Update

We are thrilled to announce The Frontier Brigade Band will be featured entertainment at this year’s festival, March 2 – 3.

The Frontier Brigade Band Presents
Buffalo Bill’s Cowboy Band: A Play With Music

Imagine what it must have been like for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West to come to town. It is 1909 and Buffalo Bill’s Famous Cowboy Band is giving a concert for your community. Presenting the concert are Master of Ceremonies, Professor Charles Eldridge Griffin (Wild West Lecturer, Comedian, Contortionist, Sword Swallower, Writer, Yogi, and former Manager of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West), and Cowboy Band Manager, Dexter E. Fellows (Special Press Agent for the Wild West). Throughout the 70 minute presentation you will learn of the historic personalities and composers of the era while being treated to a variety of musical stylings that should excite, beguile, and intrigue you. Highlights of the production include a musical interpretation of the Attack on the Deadwood Mail Coach and a short presentation extolling the products of the Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company. The production utilizes the 20-plus member band, two actors, appropriate set pieces and dressings.